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    Expert-recommended Indian diet plan for weight loss

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi If you’ve tried and been unsuccessful in your weight loss efforts, it is probably because you did not follow the right diet or were unable to continue it due to the bland taste. We Indians are used to a certain flavour in our food and cannot really give up eating rotis and rice. But did you know you can lose weight on a desi diet too? Here we List down some rules for people looking to lose weight by eating Indian diet. Eat every two hours: Don’t wait till you get hungry. It is important to consciously eat at the right time for your body’s metabolism to…

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    Taking painkillers could reduce your ability to feel empathy

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi A painkiller can have many more benefits than you can think. Commonly used to treat headaches, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, colds and fevers can relive pain, it is said to be likely to decrease empathy for both the physical and social aches that other people experience, a new study suggests. ‘Acetaminophen can serve as a painkiller as well as reduce empathy,’ said one of the researchers Dominik Mischkowski from Ohio State University. The results showed that when participants who took acetaminophen — the main ingredient in the painkiller Tylenol — learned about the misfortunes of others, they thought these individuals experienced less pain and suffering, when…

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    How to gain weight in 10 simple steps

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi Looking to bulk up? You can now add muscle and put on some weight easily with the help of these 10 simple tips. 1. Eat 5 to 6 meals a day In order to gain weight, you need to start eating 5-6 meals a day. However, it is important that you break these meals into parts, as eating a lot at once may result in indigestion and your body may not be able to absorb all the nutrients. It may be possible that you won’t find yourself hungry 3 hours after eating lunch, but eat anyway and notice how your appetite increases from day to day.…

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    Stay away from your smartphones! They can make your hyperactive

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi Are you getting bored easily when trying to focus, or having difficulty doing quiet tasks and activities? If yes, the pervasive use of a smartphone could be the reason behind these attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-like symptoms, new research suggests. Recent polls have shown that as many as 95 percent of smartphone users have used their phones during social gatherings; that seven in 10 people used their phones while working; and one in 10 admitted to checking their phones during sex. Smartphone owners spend nearly two hours per day using their phones, said lead researcher Kostadin Kushlev from University of Virginia in the US. ‘We found the first…

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    Starting ART for HIV patients on the day of diagnosis can be better for their health

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi Initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV patients on the day of diagnosis leads to improved health outcomes, results of a clinical trial in South Africa show. The World Health Organisation recommends that people with HIV should start treatment soon after diagnosis. Despite those guidelines, most people with HIV in South Africa, which has world’s largest HIV treatment programme, start ART later than they should, said lead author of the study Sydney Rosen, research professor of global health at Boston University School of Public Health in the US. Once they get to a clinic, the treatment initiation process is long and complicated, Rosen said, with a first…

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    10 reasons why eating ragi is a great idea

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi Even though India is the highest producer of finger millet (ragi or nachni), contributing to about 58% of its global production, very few Indians know about its health benefits and nutritional value. If you’re among those who are unaware about the benefits of including nachni in your diet, we give you 10 reasons why you should. 1# Rich in calcium: No other cereal comes close to ragi when it comes to calcium content. Calcium is a significant factor when it comes to bone development and prevention of osteoporosis. Replacing calcium pills with a ragi kanji or porridge and including it in the diet of growing children…

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    Junk food addiction can increase your blood sugar levels and make diabetes worse!

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi Junk food has been the culprit for many lifestyle related diseases and long suffering ailments and not to mention diabetes tops the list among the conditions that junk food leads too. A new study just found that junk food diet can cause as much damage to the kidney as diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is often associated with obesity and the numbers of cases are rising worldwide at an alarming rate. In type 2 diabetes, the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or doesn’t react to it. This causes an accumulation of sugar in the blood, which can have severe long-term consequences for organs, including the kidneys, where…

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    Stop eating junk food for your kidneys’ sake!

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi Try to avoid burgers, pizzas and desserts at times as eating junk and fatty food regularly can cause as much damage to your kidneys as diabetes, a study has warned. In Type 2 diabetes, the body does not produce enough insulin or does not react to it which causes an accumulation of sugar (glucose) in the blood that can have severe long-term consequences for organs, such as kidneys and can lead to diabetic kidney disease. ‘The western diet has more and more processed junk food and fat and there is a well-established link between excessive consumption of this food and recent increases in the prevalence of…

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    Lose belly fat with ber or jujube leaves

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi Ber or jujube is a common fruit in India and has a number of health benefits. But did you know, it’s leaves can help you lose weight too? Here’s how. How it works According to a study published in the Journal of Natural Remedies[1], the extract of jujube or ber leaves are great to lose weight. Not only does it help suppress hunger, but it also decreases the level of serum glucose, lipid levels and helps reduce the amount of fat around your internal organs (especially your belly). The extract is especially great for those who dine out often or have diets that are high in…